Balancing the Public Interest: How to give good reasons for approval or refusal

19 Sep 2019
5:15pm - 7:30pm AEST

The so-called two part test under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 is gone. We have to let go of the past and embrace the requirement under the Planning Act 2016 to give reasons, balancing the decision in the public interest.

Our speakers will explore the importance of giving reasons under the Planning Act 2016, understanding how to balance the public interest and how to draft good reports and reasons.  


  • Keith Wylie, Barrister-at-Law
  • Nick Lichti, Senior Associate, MinterEllison - Gold Coast

Session Chair

  • Tammy Tye, Associate, MinterEllison - Gold Coast


Please note, the registration prices below EXCLUDE GST.  GST will be added during the payment process.


Introduce a Non-Member - Complimentary Seminar Registrations - are available for this seminar.  

Members purchasing their registration for this seminar may purchase one complimentary registration for a friend / colleague who is a non-member, subject to availability.  Simply select the 'Introduce a Non Member' category. 

  • 'Non member' refers to a person who has never been a financial member of QELA or who has not held financial membership for three (3) or more years.

For more information about Introduce a Non Member registration, see the event and registration terms. 

Ticket Name Sale Ends Price Quantity
Non Member 18 Sep 2019 $90.00
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Live Web Broadcast - Non Member 18 Sep 2019 $30.00
Complimentary - Introduce a Non-Member. Must be purchased with member registration.
18 Sep 2019
Members Only
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19 Sep 2019
5:15pm - 7:30pm AEST

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